Cycle for Cansa at the Lost City

9:41 AM (29 Minutes ago) CSI

Concerned cyclists will be doing their bit for cancer awareness when they sign up for the Lost City Cycle 4 Cansa weekend, presented by Bestmed, on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 August.

5FM invites Joburg to Live Loud

9:21 AM (49 Minutes ago) Events

5FM is set to host a huge outdoor music event this year. Joburg Live Loud will go down on Saturday, 12 September at Marks Park and feature the biggest names in local music.

Getting to know the multi-talented Relebogile Mabotja

9:02 AM (1 Hour ago) Interviews

Relebogile ‘Lebo’ Mabotja is a woman of many talents. She acts, composes, presents across platforms, produces, directs and shares her knowledge on a YouTube series. For the past 12 years Mabotja has been a firm fixture in the South African entertainment scene, and from the sounds of things, that isn’t going to change anytime soon.

Neo Mashigo to depart Ogilvy & Mather

7:23 AM (2 Hours ago) People on the Move
Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa has announced the resignation of Neo Mashigo, co-executive creative director of the Johannesburg office. He will depart the agency at the end of August to pursue his ambition of being an entrepreneur. 

Wired Communications partners up with UK-based Athene Communications

6:44 AM (3 Hours ago) Publicity News
Cape Town PR and communications agency, Wired Communications is now twinned with UK-based PR and Communications consultancy Athene Communications. The arrangement allows both companies to share experiences and for employees to develop new ways of working.

Listicles and why we need them

14:30 PM (19 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
Although the format is still gaining traction in South Africa, internationally, ‘listicles’ are rapidly becoming one of the most popular forms of content. But why are article lists so big at the moment?

Behind the scenes of South African-produced series, Black Sails

14:07 PM (20 Hours ago) Interviews
The first season of the Emmy Award-winning adventure series, Black Sails, will be screened in South Africa from August. Set in the 18th century during the golden age of piracy, it was filmed at Cape Town Film studios and produced by Michael Bay.

Newsclip's Gate5 goes social

12:57 PM (21 Hours ago) Marketing News

Newsclip has recently incorporated a social media stream into its Gate5 delivery platform. 

J.C Le Roux achieves ICON status

11:03 AM (23 Hours ago) Awards

J.C. Le Roux has been declared a consumer ICON for the second time and winner of the wine category for the fifth year running in the Ask Afrika ICON Brand Survey.

Crowdfunding to save Divas Unite

11:00 AM (23 Hours ago) CSI
Crowdfunding is growing at a rapid pace all over the world, changing the way companies, non-profits and brands work. With sponsorship and fundraising becoming far more difficult to obtain, many organisations are turning to this method of raising funds for charitable events and worthy beneficiaries. 

This week with the One Rand Family

10:47 AM (23 Hours ago) Marketing News

As the One Rand Family continue their epic endeavour – to live only on R1’s for the month of July – it becomes clear in the fourth week of the social experiment by Sanlam that their mindsets are shifting. 

2015 DStv Seminar of Creativity will bring together global leaders in creativity

10:32 AM (23 Hours ago) Advertising News

The DStv Seminar of Creativity at 2015 Loeries Creative Week will bring together seven global leaders in creativity who will share insights on brand communication trends by interpreting the topic ‘Creativity Adds’ from their own career perspective. 

Sunfoil scoops an ICON Brand Award

10:11 AM (23 Hours ago) Awards

Sunfoil, the Willowton Group’s sunflower oil brand, was named category winner at the 2015/2016 ICON Brand Awards presented by Ask Afrika/Target Group Index (TGI).

Jennifer Rush is coming to South Africa later this year

10:10 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
International singing superstar and 80’s icon Jennifer Rush is set to tour Southern Africa over October and November 2015 with a series of concerts across South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. 

Havas study explores brand opportunities in music

9:35 AM (Yesterday) Case Studies

Havas Sports & Entertainment’s second Fans.Passions.Brands study reveals some surprising facts about music and its fans. They believe music is a great channel for brands to connect with their target audiences.

Owen Kessel Leo Burnett wins the McDonald’s South Africa account

8:11 AM (Yesterday) New Accounts
Global icon McDonald’s has awarded its South African business to Owen Kessel Leo Burnett (OKLB), effective October 2015. OKLB will take the role of the brand’s lead agency, managing McDonald’s South Africa’s strategy going forwards. 

Sports royalty: Carol Tshabalala

7:54 AM (Yesterday) In Focus

‘The First Lady of Sport’, Carol Tshabalala has kept sports junkies in the know for 15 years. She proudly holds her unofficial title, confident in the work she has done to earn it.

Anton Visser directs whatever it takes

7:53 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
South African director Anton Visser shows his strong visual side with an epic commercial for the prestigious Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA). 

Sweeney Todd is coming to Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre in October

7:11 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Featuring sublime theatrics, a story of suspense, passion, and deliciously dark humour, with a score and lyrics that have taken on iconic status, directed and designed by the KickstArt team of Steven Stead and Greg King, and starring Jonathan Roxmouth and Charon Williams-Ros, it doesn’t get any better than Steven Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd

Entries are now open for the 2015 Break.Make.Create hackathon

6:59 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Designers, creatives, coders and techies: fire up your brains, sharpen your pencils, polish your screwdrivers or soldering irons, and get ready to hack – entries have opened for this year’s Break.Make.Create. (#BreakMakeCreate15) hackathon. 

Sasko Bread joins in on spreading the joy on Mandela Day

6:52 AM (Yesterday) CSI
On Friday, 17 July - ahead of Mandela Day, the SASKO team gathered at the Bakery in Epping Industria with one purpose in mind: To yield their butter knives while making sandwiches and share the goodness in honor of Nelson Mandela. 

The Soweto Comedy Festival is back and its bigger than ever

6:39 AM (Yesterday) Events
The annual Soweto Comedy Festival is back, this time bigger and better as it turns eight. The show will be hosted at the Soweto Theatre on Friday, 31 July and Saturday, 1 August 2015.

brandhouse dissolves joint venture

16:12 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
On Tuesday, 28 July, the shareholders of brandhouse Beverages announced the dissolution of their Joint Venture (JV) in South Africa, to pursue growth opportunities in spirits, ready to drink, cider and beer, separately. As part of the transaction, brandhouse will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Diageo plc and continue to operate as brandhouse in the immediate future.

Balancing social media with workplace productivity

15:44 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
Social media usage amongst millennials is a given, if you don’t embrace it you fall behind – fast. So says Ronel Gerber, social media manager at digital marketing agency Black Snow Digital.

Decision Inc gives the gift of warmth for Mandela Day

15:37 PM (Yesterday) CSI
In the spirit of Mandela Day, Decision Inc. and its staff donated handmade blankets, as well as a cash donation, to Oliver’s Village in Benoni.

Idols SA judges see 'perfect auditions' in KZN

15:11 PM (Yesterday) Media News
Idols SA’s esteemed judging team of Randall Abrahams, Unathi Msengana, Gareth Cliff and new addition Somizi Mhlongo travelled to the beautifully restored Durban Playhouse this week to see if the Zulu Kingdom could once again produce a singing sensation.

How to promote your business on a low budget

14:52 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
Starting a small business comes with many challenges. There is the challenge of attracting investors, the challenge of getting new clients and the challenge of making decisions that could affect your capital in a massive way. However, there is a way around all your business fears. So says Boston City Campus and Business College.

Oppikoppi launches the VosVos app

14:47 PM (Yesterday) Social Media News
Oppikoppi have released the VosVos app for their music festival taking place from Friday, 7 to Monday, 10 August. The VosVos app supplies full biographies on all the bands, enables attendees to mark their favourite bands, take snaps, check line-ups and more. 

Skywise shows its supports for the Laudium Youth Summit

14:32 PM (Yesterday) CSI
For the second time this July, Skywise Airlines’ commitment to uplifting disadvantaged communities reached the sky with a donation of branded pens, rulers and bags to over 400 Grade 11 Learners from Laudium, Pretoria. 

Lisa MacLeod named head of digital at Times Media Group

14:17 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Times Media Group (TMG) is delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa MacLeod as head of Digital, as of Tuesday, 1 September 2015. MacLeod will be driving the digital strategy for TMG’s online platforms and the integration with print at TMG. 

AMASA announces candidates for its learnership programme

14:15 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News

The Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) has announced the final five candidates selected to be a part of the AMASA Learnership Programme (ALP).

Butter Knife PR to manage communications for Piper-Heidsieck and Cointreau

13:57 PM (Yesterday) New Accounts
Cape Town-based agency, Butter Knife PR has been appointed to manage the communications for Piper-Heidsieck and Cointreau. The agency will aim to showcase Piper-Heidsieck as an award-winning champagne brand and Cointreau as the core building block in premium cocktail creation. 

Rayalson will donate money to charity in exchange for selfies

13:49 PM (Yesterday) CSI
Rayalson and the South African Optometric Association, the organisers of Eye Focus Africa, are asking attendees to take a selfie for charity.

Gloo@Ogilvy welcomes Matthew Barnes as executive creative director

13:43 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Gloo@Ogilvy, Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa’s digital communications business, has recently welcomed executive creative director, Matthew Barnes, to its Johannesburg creative operation. 

Uber believes their partner drivers are everyday heroes

13:39 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News

Uber is paying tribute to their partner drivers and giving South Africans a peek into their lives. Uber believes they are not just drivers but everyday heroes.

Three Nicki Minaj covers for this month's Cosmopolitan

13:00 PM (Yesterday) Media News

To celebrate Women's Month 2015, the August print run of Cosmopolitan magazine, was split three ways. The magazine's readers will find on shelf a showcase of three different cover shots of Grammy Award-winning rapper Nicki Minaj.

ANN7 announces nominees for the 2015 South African of the Year Awards

11:54 AM (Yesterday) Awards
Africa News Network (ANN7) has announced the final list of nominees for the much anticipated ANN7 South African of the Year (SATY) Awards. The SATY Awards seek to celebrate extraordinary South Africans, who are making a difference in the lives of ordinary people.

Pollination process at HoneyKome continues

9:42 AM (2 Days ago) New Accounts
Working on products as diverse as the likes of Garnier, Vodacom, the PSL and Pioneer Foods, to mention a few, HoneyKome has racked up a wide range of expertise in the Digisphere. 

Facing the Gallows release music video for their latest single, Filth

9:06 AM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Filth is about everything that is wrong with people in the world today and how we perceive an idea of change. We do not collectively pursue enough psychical influence on a negative situation in order to have a solid impact, yet we succumb to our own ‘feel good’ attitude by engaging in uselessness. 

Cracking the key issues in communications

9:03 AM (2 Days ago) Communication news

Communications is a booming sector around the world, and retaining talent is key to any successful organisation. To better understand this industry in South Africa, the VMA Group Africa conducted research into the South African landscape, exposing issues that impact the communication world today.

First Car Rental shows its support for the Platbos Forest Reserve Organisation

8:10 AM (2 Days ago) CSI
First Car Rental’s support of the Platbos Forest Reserve Organisation is in an effort to ensure the long-term survival and restoration of Africa’s southernmost indigenous forest located between Gansbaai and Hermanus in the Western Cape. 

702, CapeTalk and Sage One are seeking small business heroes

7:57 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
The 702/CapeTalk Small Business Awards with Sage One are underway, with more than R1-million in prizes up for grabs for the winners and runners-up in the Western Cape and Gauteng. 

The Big Issue explores the setbacks and success in the battle against TB

7:37 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
In the next edition of The Big Issue, celebrate the astonishing work of the late Juhan Kuus, take a look at how StreetSmart SA converts diners into donors, and go behind the scenes to experience a day in the life of a tattoo artist.

GreenQueen Communications wins the ENGEN Pitch & Polish workshop and competition account

7:22 AM (2 Days ago) New Accounts
Produced and conceptualised by Raizcorp, ENGEN Pitch & Polish with media partner SAFM launches the national campaign in August 2015. 

Motivating for a measurement makeover

7:02 AM (2 Days ago) Opinion
Kids say the funniest things. On a recent trip back from the vet, my six-year-old piped up in the back of the car and casually asked my wife if she had been neutered yet. So says Jacques Burger, CEO of M&C Saatchi Abel, Gauteng. 

The Vavasati International Women’s Festival to celebrate women in August

6:44 AM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Wathinta umfazi, wathinta imbokodo is an adage associated with the struggles and victories of South African women. This is exactly what will be showcased at the 2015 Vavasati International Women’s Festival, taking place from Sunday, 9 to Saturday, 29 August, at the South African State Theatre in Tshwane. 

Flow Communications wins the Flight Centre South Africa PR account

15:11 PM (2 Days ago) New Accounts
Flow Communications has been officially appointed by Flight Centre South Africa to manage the public relations for all its brands. Flow will be providing communications, media relations, reputation management and crisis management services across the board for the Flight Centre group. 

My School transforms Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital

13:56 PM (2 Days ago) CSI

The children’s ward at the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Umtata, has been transformed. The ward officially reopened on Mandela Day, with MySchool representatives and the Woolworths Umtata store employees spending their 67 minutes playing and reading books with the children in their new playroom.

The future of SEO

12:50 PM (2 Days ago) Opinion
The upheavals in SEO over the last few years have been quite dramatic and, it seems, this trend is set to continue into the future. So 360eight, a South African integrated marketing agency. 

Beats of the Antonov wins big at the Durban International Film Festival

12:38 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
Beats of the Antonov was a big winner at the 36th Durban International Film Festival, taking home both Best Documentary and the Freedom of Expression Award
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